Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Sweet Stout
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Water; Organic malted barley; Organic cane sugar; Yeast; Organic hops; Organic cocoa extract; Carbon dioxide
Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic cocoa extract impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish - this is a marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours the color of midnight with a faint ruby hue when held to the light. A fat head of mocha colored foam falls quickly but leaves some soapy lace until it finally recedes to a slight ring. Nose is decadent chocolate. Some vanilla smooths it out and there is a light coffee. There is not any alcohol on the nose. As the beer warms you get a sense of the different chocolate characters. Bittersweet, sweet, and a scent that is very much like homemade cocoa. There is something creamy in there like marshmallow. The taste is serene. Luscious, and smooth. The body is thin but it tastes rich. The malt is like chocolate cake and does not become bold with roast or bitter. Its a subdued flavor. As it warms it develops a sweet caramel that offers a silken nutty flavor that is like ribbons of decadence under all that chocolate. Only at the very end in the finish do you notice any flavor from wood and just a faint little bitter. The mouthfeel has an indescribable softness. Well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmacdonald225 (9) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
Strong chocolate and slight prune notes on the nose. Pours dark brown to black with a medium creamy colored head. Strong dark chocolate flavor throughout. Quick finish that doesnt linger. Thick mouthfeel, slightly chewy. Good, but a bit chocolatey for my liking...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (752) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
550ml bottle. Pours a dark, dark chestnut brown with a head the colour of espresso foam. Aroma is HUGE on cocoa (Tootsie Rolls), with vanilla, Kahlua, caramel, and molasses candies. Smells AWESOME! The taste is sweet caramel/burnt sugar up front, with vanilla, cocoa, light hazelnut, and toffee-like notes that lead into the finish. A little sweet, but seriously delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at Rotterdam. Black color, white head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, syrup, honey, vanilla and nuts. Bittersweet finish with chocolate, vanilla and syrup. Good stout, although the flavors are a bit artificial like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Aroma of chocolate malt. Full bodied, with a strong chocolate flavor. Some cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1444) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle into English pint glass, super dark brown color with creamy dark tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate sweetness and a hint of vanilla. Taste adds notes of cocoa, very light coffee, mild roast and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy with slight bitter roast finish. Very tasty chocolate stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - FEB 6, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Smells like cocoa and sweet chocolate. Tastes of dark, slightly bitter chocolate. No real taste of sweetness. Very smooth and great tasting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
captain69 (2) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Not as sweet or as powerful as Choklat, but every bit as good, maybe better. This is definitely a BEER, not just a chocolate drink. Damn good stuff. Need more! :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4294) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2014
This is awesome stuff! Like drinking melted chocolate. Black with small head, aroma of chocolate, taste of chocolate, slightly sweet. If you know a chocolate lover, this is the drink for them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan/ivory head. Aroma: Belgian/milk chocolate, vanilla, reminds me of a chocolate milkshake. Taste: Medium/high sweetness, low bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering sweet chocolate (milkshake) finish with a final bitter note. Quite cloying. Comments: Tasty, very chocolaty and a little sweet for me. Glass lace.

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